READY FOR BATTLE... GREY! This weekend's Sneaker Release Forecast, Grey, with bright features!

Nike is gearing up to release their "Battle Grey" themed color way. Featured in this blog will be a few popular Nike signature sneakers, in no particular order; Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier X, Nike Kyrie II, and Nike Zoom KD VIII. Spoiler alert, I'll reveal which one is my favorite of the three. I even snuck a sleeper at the end. I am deeming this weekend's selected releases "The Kool Greys"! With all that being said, LET'S GET TO IT!

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, #23

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier X 'Battle Grey' (Via Nike SNKRS App) 

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier X 'Battle Grey' (Via Nike SNKRS App) 

First up:

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  • As a sneaker enthusiast, you have to love the way this shoe is put together. As mentioned and well documented, I'm a major fan of straps on sneakers; if used right. The Kool Grey color way looks great on these signature sneakers for LeBron. Honestly, I'm not the biggest LeBron Fan (Mamba All The Way) BUT I am a fan of his signature sneaker line, well MOST of them.  This shoe features gold on the Nike Swoosh and on the LBJ Brand logo. Completed with the suede toe Box and icy Soles. I personally, may pass on these but only because of one of the other features releases. At $140, definitely a quality pick up for sure.

Released Date: October 29, 2016

Retail Price: $140 USD

 

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Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, #2

Nike Kyrie II (Via Nike SNKRS App)

Nike Kyrie II (Via Nike SNKRS App)

Next up: 

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  • Again with the strap. I love if a sneaker features a strap and makes it look good. If you're looking, the Kyrie II are great basketball sneakers, comfortable. Definitely looks good on the court. This light grey color way, featured on this shoe, is put together well. These sneakers also feature gold coloring on the Nike Swoosh and Kyrie Brand Logo. There is suede also, but instead of on the toe box, it's placed on the strap. The icy soles just pops! With the retail at $120, these may find their way into my collection.

Release Date: October 29, 2016

Retail Price: $120 USD

 

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Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, #35

Zoom KD 9 (Via Nike SNKRS App)

Zoom KD 9 (Via Nike SNKRS App)

My Definite Pick:

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  • These right here are my top pick. I have a few pair of KD 9s already. Last couple of years Durant's signatures haven't been making as much noise. But these right here, are it! The different shades of grey on this sneaker collide to create this masterpiece of a color way. I'm really a fan of this year's signature shoe from Durant and will definitely be adding these to my collection. Of the three listed, I'd say these are the most comfortable shoe. Great to play basketball in, great to lounge in. I love how the retail went down from average $180 to now $150. The design of the sole may be one of the top features on this sneaker, in my opinion. performance ready. But anyways, the proof is in the pictures, so just go take a look.

Release Date: October 29, 2016

Retail Price: $150 USD

 

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Sleeper Pick: Bonus Pick.

Nike Air Max Zero 'The One Before The 1' (Via Nike SNKRS App)

Nike Air Max Zero 'The One Before The 1' (Via Nike SNKRS App)

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  • And now for my sleeper pick. The Air Max Zero. I didn't put this as featured in my headline because it's not anyone's signature sneaker. However, it is releasing same date as the ones above. So I decided to add this one in as a "post script". I'm an Air Max '95 fan BUT these Zeros are a great designed shoe. Comfy as well. I had a chance to try them on at one of my local retailers; fits like a sock and has durable fabric. If you like walking/running or are ready to train, these will be a good pick up for you. Me personally, I feel $150 is a a little too steep for these; considering the featured sneaks are either the same or lower in price. But something to consider.

Released Date: October 29, 2016

Retail Date: $150 USD

 

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Upcoming Weekend Sneaker Picks: Cop or Not.... Sleepers!

Must Cop:

Yeezy 750 Boost 'Chocolate'

  • These here are a must have. The upcoming Yeezy 750 Boost comes with the classic gum sole. Variations of Brown suede surrounds the mid and upper soles. With suede covering majority of these kickz, water resistant spray is a NECESSITY! These are definitely key to rock for the season deemed "grey sweat pant season" . These will sell out for sure and i will be putting my best effort to grab a pair myself.

Release Date: October 15, 2016

Retail Price: $350 USD

 

... Maybe Not:

Air Jordan Retro III 'Cyber Monday'

  • Contrary to the "can't go wrong color scheme" of black and white, I feel the Jordan III releasing this weekend falls into the "not" category. That white sole is just inviting stains upon first wear. Now, I'm personally a fan of the Retro III's, but I will be staying clear of these. I feel the black and white color combination could have been combined a little bit better. In my opinion. i predict these will not sell out. #BuyAtYourOwnRisk

Release Date: October 15, 2016

 Retail Price: $190 USD

Sleeper Pick:

Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 10 'Christ the King'

  • For all of you hoopers out there, that want to get your "pick and roll" on, I feel this would be a quality pick up to rock in. The Christ the King themed colorway was placed very well on this sneaker here. Love the straps. The Gold accents on the swoosh, a major key! Will definitely grab me a pair of these.

Release Date: October 15, 2016

Retail Price: $130 USD

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